Observation 130262: Xylaria cornu-damae (Schwein.) Berk.
When: 2013-03-16
No herbarium specimen

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Recognized by sight
51% (1)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight
Used references: Jack D. Rogers. Xylaria acuta, Xylaria cornu-damae, and Xylaria mali in Continental United States (1984). Mycologia , 76 (1), pp. 23-33

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Xylaria digitata
By: Roo Vandegrift (Werdnus)
2013-03-25 13:29:07 CDT (-0400)

My understanding of Xylaria digitata is that it’s pricipally European. Sterile accuminate tips and the long pieces of conidial coat seem to make this X. cornu-damae, but see that paper in the reference, which talks specifically about USA species that might be easily confused with Xylaria digitata.

If you’ve got specimens, you might want to cut one open and see how big the perithecia are, and if you’ve got access to a microscope, see whether the spores have germ slits that are the full length of the spore, or relatively short. Those features will let you say what it is for sure.

Good find! And good luck!

Good suggestion
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2013-03-24 12:42:11 CDT (-0400)

Best way to get an ID — propose a species, & let the fun begin

Do you have
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-03-17 13:32:14 CDT (-0400)

Xylaria digitata over there?!

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